WSCC 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Jun 16, 2024  
WSCC 2024-2025 Catalog

Medical Assistant Certificate


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MWTEC Program

This program is offered in partnership with Southwestern Michigan College through the Michigan Workforce Training and Education Collaborative (MWTEC) EPiC Consortium. Students will complete cognitive coursework online, and lab and clinical work at a local facility. Cohorts begin in the Fall semester; please contact a Health advisor or visit https://www.mwtec.org/med-asst-program for more information.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

West Shore Community College has elected to opt in to the early rescission of the Gainful Employment regulations, as permitted by the US Department of Education.

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Courses by Placement/Transfer


The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation. Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore. Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Program of Study


Fall Semester


Total: 12 Credit Hrs | 14 Contact Hrs


Winter Semester - MWTEC Courses


  • MEDA 211 Medical Assistant Pharmacology 3 credit hrs
  • MEDA 212 Diagnostic and Lab Procedures 4 credit hrs
  • MEDA 220 Medical Office Administration 3 credit hrs
  • MEDA 221 Insurance Claims Processing 3 credit hrs
  • HEED 175 Introduction to Electronic Medical Records 3 credit hrs

Total: 16 Credit Hrs | 18 Contact Hrs


Summer Semester - MWTEC Courses


  • MEDA XXX Medical Assistant Externship 4 credit hrs
  • MEDA 251 Medical Assistant Seminar 1 credit hr
  • HEED 137 Disease Overview 3 credit hrs

Total: 8 Credit Hrs | 8 Contact Hrs


Certificate Total: 36 Credit Hrs | 40 Contact Hrs


Prior to clinical experience in the Medical Assistant courses, a criminal background invenstigation will be required of students. Any negative factors in students’ backgrounds may limit placement in courses. Attempts will be made to adjust for this limitation, but if accommodations cannot be made, continuation in the Medical Assistant courses will not be allowed. Also, a current American Heart Association (AHA) Provider BLS card is required.

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